Funding Database

Funding OrgFund NameClosing Date DescriptionApplicant Eligibility
Government of AlbertaArtist In Residence/Arts AmbassadorTBAThe program provides one-time funding assistance for the recipient to develop an artistic project that promotes the value of the arts in Alberta. • Alberta Residents
Alberta Foundation for the ArtsFilm & Video Arts ScholarshipMarch 1 2022Established in 2012, this $5,000 AFA scholarship is awarded annually to a young Albertan film and video artist who shows extraordinary talent in a film and video arts form and who demonstrates clear educational or training goals.• Alberta residents • 25 years or younger as of the application deadline. • Enrolled in an eligible film and video arts training program: any level of undergraduate studies with a minor or major in film and video arts; a recognized program or appropriate mentorship, workshop, master class, or course with a focus on film and video art
Alberta Foundation for the ArtsFilm and Video Individual Project FundingSeptember 1 2021 March 1 2022 This funding provides up to $15,000 to support the development of individual Alberta artists, arts administrators, or an ensemble of artists by providing funding for a specific film and video arts project.• Alberta residents in good standing with the AFA with no open or outstanding projects or reporting to apply • Applicants must not be incorporated under either provincial or federal legislation • Applicants must have complete editorial and creative control over the proposed project and must retain at least 75% of copyright.
Government of AlbertaPost-Production, Visual Effects and Digital Animation Grant (PPG)Rolling. First-come, first-served basis, until March 1st annually Funding to support Alberta companies that use Alberta labour on post-production, visual effects and digital animation projects. The PPG provides funding to help cover labour expenses for Alberta organizations involved in the development and delivery of post-production services in Alberta, including visual effects and digital animation. This funding, under the Alberta Media Fund (AMF), supports the growth and sustainability of Alberta’s post-production sector by helping eligible companies employ Alberta talent.• Applicants must be incorporated in Alberta
Government of AlbertaAlberta Project Script Development GrantMarch 1 2021The Project/Script Development Grant provides Alberta writers, directors and producers with funding to help cover expenses related to the development of professional quality, commercial-ready projects and/or scripts that are at least 30 minutes in broadcast length• Applications must involve participation of a writer and producer. The producer must be an Alberta resident
Edmonton ArtsArtist Project GrantsFebruary 16, 2021 October 1, 2021To support the activities of professional Edmonton artists for a specific time towards a specific project. Projects can be individual or collective and could include creation, research, development, curation, exhibition or production of work in any art form, as well as professional development projects Stream 1: Exploration and Experimentation To support an artist to work on current solo creation, experimentation or research activities. Grant amounts are fixed at $5,000 to support subsistence while the artist takes the time to work. Stream 2: Skills and Career Development To support professional development and mentorship-based projects for artists and arts professionals. Projects may be solo or collective, and grants are available up to $10,000 based on actual or projected project expenses, including artist subsistence. Stream 3: Major Artist-driven Projects To support artist-initiated projects, including production/presentation that is clearly considered in light of public health advice and restrictions. Projects may be solo or collective, and grants will be available up to $25,000 based on projected project expenses, including artist subsistence.• An individual artist must be resident of the City of Edmonton for at least one year
Edmonton Screen Industries OfficeEdmonton Screen Media FundRollingA flexible fund with an investment-oriented perspective, no deadlines and the potential to contribute at any stage of your project or venture.• Edmonton Enterprises or Guest Projects whose principal business activities involve the acquisition, development, manufacture, production, post- production or distribution of screen media products with commercial potential.
Edmonton Screen Industries OfficeIndustry Support GrantsTBAGrants for local Edmonton Metro companies and individuals to support the screen media ecosystem.• For Edmonton-based screen media companies and individuals.
Edmonton Screen Industries OfficeGil Cardinal Legacy AwardTBAEvery year, an emerging Alberta Indigenous filmmaker is chosen to receive a cash award plus in-kind services from the National Film Board of Canada Northwest Studio. These are to assist them to make a demo for their first feature film, short film, documentary film or program, television program or series, web program or series or VR experience.• For emerging Alberta indigenous filmmakers
Calgary Arts DevelopmentProject Grant Program – Individuals and CollectivesJune 14 2021One-time project funding Projects may include the creation, development, production, or presentation of artistic work. Applicants may also apply for professional or career development projectsArtists must either be Calgary-based (known as Moh’kinsstis in Blackfoot), or be able to demonstrate that they make significant contributions to the arts that are accessible to Calgarians on an ongoing basis.
Calgary Arts DevelopmentOriginal Peoples Investment ProgramApril 19, 2021The Original Peoples Investment Program (OPIP) supports the preservation and revitalization of First Nation/Métis/Inuit (FNMI) art through art-based projects that are supported and validated by FNMI artists, community, Elders, and Knowledge Keepers• First Nation/Métis/Inuit artists and collectives and FNMI-lead organizations practicing/operating in the Treaty 7 Calgary region, working in any artistic discipline. • Based in Calgary, OR If not based in Calgary, you must demonstrate that the majority of your work is accessible to the citizens of Calgary, and that you have a meaningful and ongoing relationship with the city and its artistic communities.
Government of AlbertaAlberta Film Tax Credit ProgramRolling, decided by the Minister The Film and Television Tax Credit (FTTC) offers a refundable Alberta tax credit certificate on eligible Alberta production and labour costs to corporations that produce films, television series and other eligible screen-based productions in the province.Budgets of 500k or greater Productions that began principal photography between March 1, 2019, and January 27, 2020 are eligible to apply to the program until March 31, 2021. For all other productions, principal photography must not have started before an application is submitted to the program. But must begin principal photography on the production no later than 6 months after an Authorization Letter 22% tax credit: - incorporated in Alberta - be making an eligible production with total production costs of $499,999 CAD (before GST) or greater - not have received funding from the Alberta Production Grant or the Alberta Screen-Based Production Grant 30% tax credit: the above criteria plus - need to have at least one Alberta-based producer with a single card credit recognition - have the production’s copyright held, at least in part, by an Alberta-based individual partnership or corporation at the time of application and for a minimum of 10 years following the completion of production - spend at least 60% of the total production costs in Alberta or spend at least 70% of the total production salary or wages on Alberta-based individuals
Atlantic Filmmakers Coop First Thing GrantAugust 1 December 10Provides resources and training to make your first film including in-kind gear and facilities, workshops and mentorship.• Nova Scotia residents only • for emerging filmmakers • the individual applying must hold ownership and creative control of the project.
Atlantic Filmmakers Coop Super 8 BursaryAugust 1 December 10Covers all costs associated with shooting a short Super-8 film including camera rentals, film processing and digitization. • Nova Scotia residents only • the individual applying must hold ownership and creative control of the project.
Atlantic Filmmakers Coop Feedback LoopAugust 1 December 10Provides professional mentorship from an AFCOOP member or community member for a project you are developing. Examples of types of support you might request include: production feedback from a producer or production manager, script feedback from a screenwriter, or feedback on your rough-cut from an editor.• Nova Scotia residents only • the individual applying must hold ownership and creative control of the project.
Atlantic Filmmakers Coop Analog Film GrantAugust 1 December 10Provides resources for the production of project involving analogue film (Super-8, 16mm or 35) including cash support and in-kind gear and facilities.• Nova Scotia residents only • the individual applying must hold ownership and creative control of the project. • AFCOOP Full Members only.
Atlantic Filmmakers Coop Independent Filmmakers GrantAugust 1 December 10Provides resources for the production of an independent film project including cash support and in-kind gear and facilities. • Nova Scotia residents only • the individual applying must hold ownership and creative control of the project. • AFCOOP Full Members only.
Atlantic Filmmakers Coop Linda Joy AwardAug. 17th 11:59pmThe Linda Joy Award and the Linda Joy Post Award consist of cash and in-kind services designed to help filmmakers in the Atlantic region produce a new piece of film or media art.• Applicants must be residents of Atlantic Canada.
Atlantic Filmmakers Coop Helen Hill Animation AwardAug. 17th, 11:59pmThe Helen Hill Animation Award is open to artists working in animation and experimental forms in Nova Scotia. Helen Hill was a gifted filmmaker and film educator who was active in many communities across the continent.• Applicants must be residents of Atlantic Canada.
Atlantic Filmmakers Coop FILM 5September 23, MidnightFILM 5 is a creative development program for emerging Nova Scotia filmmakers. The program provides a unique blend of classroom instruction, mentorship from experienced filmmakers and hands-on production experience for Writers, Directors, and Producers as well as training for aspiring technical crew.• Applicants must be residents of Atlantic Canada.
BC Arts CouncilBC Arts Council Grants for Media ArtistsMay 31, 2020Supports new works in film, video, audio/sound art and new media, including new information and communications technologies used for artistic expression. Applications may be made by individuals or on behalf of a collaboration of two or more artists sharing creative control of a project. • Canadian citizen or permanent resident and have lived in British Columbia for at least twelve months immediately prior to application. • Professional media artist who has completed all basic training (not necessarily in academic institutions) and is not enrolled in full-time studies. • Applicant must have final creative control over the proposed work.
CreativeBCMPPIA Short Film AwardTBAMPPIA Short Film Award is an industry initiative of the Motion Picture Production Industry Association (MPPIA), in partnership with Creative BC and the Whistler Film Festival Society. This award supports an emerging filmmaker to develop their directing career by realizing a unique creative vision in a short film project. The award consists of up to $15K in cash (Creative BC $5K, MPPIA $10K) plus in-kind services valued up to $100K from across the industry.
CreativeBCDomestic Motion Picture FundThe $2M fund will be administered by Creative BC to support both development and production stage activity within the province’s domestic industry. TBC
CreativeBcEquity + Emerging DevelopmentTBAThe Equity and Emerging Development Program will deliver $200,000 targeted to emerging and equity-seeking B.C. filmmakers. Creators can get a grant of up to $10,000 to cover the cost of bringing together a development team to do research, develop a concept or write a script. The grants are available for a wide range of content including feature films, television shows, series, documentaries and animated content.• Individuals or companies (emerging or racial equity-seeking) controlled by individuals who self-declare in one of the two targeted groups
Creative BCProject Development FundFirst come, first servedCreative BC will provide funding for the development of independent film and television productions, on a project-by-project basis, in the form of a non-recoupable development advance. Funding is based on a commitment from an eligible triggering agent (the “Triggering Agent”) to advance funds for the development of a specific project. Applications will be evaluated on a first come, first served basis until the budget has been fully committed for the fiscal year. • The applicant must be a company incorporated in British Columbia or Canada with its head office in British Columbia. • 100% of the copyright of the project being developed must be owned, optioned, or controlled by the applicant.
Creative BCRogers + Creative BC Documentary and Factual Development FundTBCCreative BC and the Rogers Group of Funds are pleased to offer support to encourage the development of motion picture projects in the documentary series and factual series formats. Uniquely, the Rogers + Creative BC Documentary and Factual Development Fund’s key feature is to support individual documentary and factual projects, before being greenlit by the market during early stage development only. The Fund provides a unique opportunity to partner with the Knowledge Network and the National Film Board – Pacific Region on possible initiatives to support the documentary and factual filmmaking community. The first intake for the Early Stage Investigation Development Program – providing up to $7,500 per project in the form of a non-recoupable advance for BC filmmakers/producers - is currently closed. This particular intake closed at midnight on 8 April 2020. Further programs will be opened later in 2020. TBC
Creative BCInteractive FundNot currently open The Interactive Fund is a program created in partnership between Creative BC and the BC Arts Council. The program is intended to support the production of high quality, original, interactive digital media content and software applications owned and controlled by BC companies or individuals. By investing in interactive digital media projects, we aim to position BC companies and individuals for promising new markets. • BC residents • Applicants must have a history of producing, creating or experimenting with digital or screen-based media for interactive platforms, exhibitions, networks or devices; • 100% of the copyright of the project being developed must be owned and controlled by the lead applicant.
Creative BCFilm Incentive BC Tax CreditN/AFIBC is a refundable corporate income tax credit. When filing tax returns, your corporation may claim a specified percentage of the labour costs incurred while making a production. The credits are applied to reduce tax payable, and any remaining balance is paid to the corporation.• Available to Canadian owned and controlled production corporations that have a permanent establishment in BC.
TELUS StoryhiveTELUS StoryhiveN/ATELUS STORYHIVE funds screen-based projects of all kinds. Regardless of the medium, we focus on projects that tell stories that are locally reflective. All STORYHIVE projects must be rated G or PG. • Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada and be 18 years or older. • Team leads need to live in eligible communities within BC or Alberta.
Manitoba Film & MusicFeature Film Development FundRollingIn recognition of the need to stimulate the creation of innovative, marketable projects, employment and investment in Manitoba, the MANITOBA FILM & MUSIC Feature Film Development Fund is designed to support the development of viable motion picture concepts into screenplays suitable for theatrical release. The MFM Feature Film Development Fund will provide financial support in the form of a recoupable loan to producers; providing them with the opportunity to create strong feature film scripts with demonstrated market interest. • Applicant must be a resident Manitoba producer • Have a minimum of two years of production experience as a producer and have previously produced at least one project (minimum 30 minutes in broadcast length), which has been either screened by a major networkor distributed by a recognized distributor; • Have proof of ownership in the underlying property and the necessary rights or options • Project must be primarily intended for theatrical release; • Projects intended for an initial or primary television broadcast are not eligible. • Have secured a minimum of 20% of the development budget by development-targeted financing
Manitoba Film & MusicFeature Film Production FundRollingIn recognition of the need to stimulate the creation of innovative, marketable projects, employment and investment in Manitoba, the MANITOBA FILM & MUSIC Feature Film Production Fund is designed to support the production of feature film projects that have an acceptable market trigger for distribution and sufficient third party financing to complete the project. The MFM Production Fund provides financial support in the form of an equity investment for producers to bring their projects to the screen.• Applicant must be resident Manitoba producer • Have proof of ownership in the property and the necessary rights and options • Project must be primarily intended for theatrical release; • Projects intended for an initial or primary television broadcast are not eligible; • Have confirmed, verifiable financing of at least 75% of the total production budget at the time of application; • Have verifiable pre-sales or distribution advances; • Have a minimum guarantee or an advance from an acceptable, verifiable distributor
Manitoba Film & MusicGrant Program for Emerging Talent and Micro-Budget Production Emerging Talent streamRollingEntry-level filmmakers who have received production funding awards through a competitive, juried process from a recognized industry organization (ex. Telefilm, NSI, Manitoba Arts Council). These projects are not normally destined for theatrical distribution or primetime television exhibition. • Manitoba resident or Manitoba business; • Have proof of ownership in the property and all current rights to produce and exploit the production. • Project must have already received cash funding through a juried process from another industry organization • Use the highest possible proportion of Manitoba resources in its crew, cast, and facilities; • Use Manitoba as a film location, the only exception being documentaries.
Manitoba Film & MusicGrant Program for Emerging Talent and Micro-Budget Production Micro Budget Production streamRollingProducers of factual or scripted programming for projects with micro-budgets that do not exceed $100,000 and who have received a cash license or a distribution advance from a third-party distributor. Projects destined primarily for VOD or online distribution are eligible. Third-party investments do not render the project ineligible but are not sufficient to make it eligible; a cash license or distribution advance is a required trigger.• a Manitoba business; • incorporated and the company must derive its primary source of income from the audiovisual industry, developing, producing, or distributing audiovisual projects; • Have proof of ownership in the property and all current rights to produce and exploit the production. • Project must have a budget that does not exceed $100,000; • Be able to submit a commitment letter from an industry-recognized broadcaster or third party distributor, confirming a cash license or distribution advance • Be fully financed and must include the Federal Tax Credit and the Manitoba Film and Video Production Tax Credit in the financing structure at 100% • Be destined for one of the following markets: television, cinema, festivals, VOD, or online distribution; • Use the highest possible proportion of Manitoba resources in its crew, cast, and facilities; • Use Manitoba as a film location, the only exception being documentaries.
Manitoba Film & MusicTelevision and Web-Based Development Fund Television StreamRollingIn recognition of the need to stimulate the creation and development of innovative and marketable projects, the MANITOBA FILM & MUSIC Television and Web-Based Development Fund will provide funds in the form of an equity investment to support the development of television and web-based projects that have already secured third party financing that represents an acceptable market trigger for broadcast or distribution. • Project must have secured development-targeted financing from an industry-recognized arms’ length third party – a broadcaster development licence, a distribution advance, or a combination thereof. • a resident Manitoba producer • Have a minimum of two years of production experience as a producer and have previously produced at least one project (min 30 minutes in broadcast length), which has been either screened by a major network or distributed by a recognized distributor • Have proof of ownership in the underlying property and the necessary rights and options • Project must be a series, mini-series (a minimum of two thematically connected episodes), pilot, MOW, or one-off; • Have secured a minimum of 20% of the development budget by development-targeted financing from an industry-recognized arms’ length broadcaster or distributor, or a combination thereof.
Manitoba Film & MusicTelevision and Web-Based Development Fund Web Based StreamRollingIn recognition of the need to stimulate the creation and development of innovative and marketable projects, the MANITOBA FILM & MUSIC Television and Web-Based Development Fund will provide funds in the form of an equity investment to support the development of television and web-based projects that have already secured third party financing that represents an acceptable market trigger for broadcast or distribution. • a resident Manitoba producer, defined as a producer who operates a production company in Manitoba that is majority owned and controlled by Manitoba residents. • Have a minimum of two years of production experience as a producer and have previously produced at least one project (minimum 30 minutes in broadcast length), which has been either screened by a major network or distributed by a recognized distributor; • Have proof of ownership in the underlying property and the necessary rights and options • Project must be a series, mini-series (a minimum of two thematically connected episodes), pilot, MOW, or one-off; • Have secured one of the following two “triggers:" Development or broadcast contract with a web “broadcaster” ; Development or distribution contract with a web-content specialist distribution company
Manitoba Film & MusicTelevision and Web-Based Production Fund Television StreamApril 2021This program is designed to support the production of television projects that have an acceptable market trigger for broadcast or distribution and sufficient third party financing to complete the project. The fund provides financial support in the form of equity investments for producers to bring their projects to the screen. • a project must have secured at least 75% of verifiable production financing and a broadcast or distribution cash commitment from an industry-recognized arms’ length third party. • a resident Manitoba producer • Have proof of ownership in the property and the necessary rights and options • Project must be a series, mini-series (a minimum of two thematically connected episodes), pilot, MOW, or one-off; • Have confirmed, verifiable financing of at least 75% of the total production budget at the time of application; • Have an eligible cash broadcast licence or distribution advance / minimum guarantee from an industry-recognized distributor, or pre-sales of at least 30% of the production budget; • Have received separate licence fees for all convergent element rights, including streaming rights, VOD and ancillary element rights
Manitoba Film & MusicTelevision and Web-Based Production Fund Web based StreamApril 2021This program is designed to support the production of web-based projects that have an acceptable market trigger for broadcast or distribution and sufficient third party financing to complete the project. The fund provides financial support in the form of equity investments for producers to bring their projects to the screen. • a project must have secured at least 75% of verifiable production financing and one or more of the following two “triggers:” • A fully executed letter of commitment or contract with a web “broadcaster” with an industry-recognized track record. Projects with cash advances will be considered stronger; • A fully executed distribution letter of commitment or contract with a web-content specialist distribution company with an industry-recognized track record
Winnipeg Film GroupFIRST FILM FUNDFebruary 22 2021The Winnipeg Film Group’s (WFG) Manitoba Film and Music (MFM) FIRST FILM FUND is designed to assist aspiring/beginning filmmakers make their first film.• Applicant must be a resident of Manitoba. • Applicant must be the director or artist-creator of the project, with full artistic and financial control of the project. • Films must be 5 minutes or less
Winnipeg Film GroupThe Winnipeg Film Group’s MFM Post / Production FundApril 26 2021The Winnipeg Film Group’s MFM POST-PRODUCTION FUND is designed to assist Winnipeg Film Group members in the development of their artistic careers by providing support towards the post-production and production of film projects in the form of cash and services awards.• A current resident of Manitoba • A current member of the Winnipeg Film Group (in good standing) • The director/creator of the proposed project must have and will retain full artistic and editorial control
Winnipeg Film GroupMosaic Women’s Film Fund Coming in 2021The Winnipeg Film Group’s Women’s Mosaic Film Fund (Project) is a production support and film mentorship program to support women from Indigenous or diverse cultural backgrounds to produce a first or second independent short film or video.• Women who self-identify as Aboriginal or being of a diverse cultural background* • A beginning filmmaker with little or no previous film or video work • Manitoba residents for at least six months prior to the application deadline • Over 18 years of age • Not a full time student
Manitoba Film HothouseAward for Creative DevelopmentMay 10 2021The Manitoba Film Hothouse Award is designed for an established Manitoba filmmaker to develop their career by providing them with this award for self-directed development.• Manitoba filmmakers who have been working as directors/creators in film or video for a minimum of five years and who have produced a recognizable body of independent work. • Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents, and have lived in Manitoba for at least one year prior to submitting an application for this award. • Applicants must be 18 years of age and over and cannot be full time students.
Manitoba Film & VideoFilm and Video Production Tax CreditN/AReceive up to 65% with the Cost-of-Salaries Tax Credit (including bonuses) OR up to 38% on all eligible Manitoba expenditures with the Cost-of-Production Tax Credit (including bonus).• Available to Canadian owned and controlled production corporations that have a permanent establishment in Manitoba.
Manitoba Arts CouncilManitoba Arts Council Create GrantFebruary 15 and October 10The Create program supports the creation of new work or development of works in progress in all disciplines by professional artists and arts groups. • Professional artists • Professional arts groups
Winnipeg Arts CouncilThe Winnipeg Arts Council Individual Artist GrantMarch 9 2021 September 8 2021The Winnipeg Arts Council recognizes the individual artist as the primary source of creative activity in all artistic disciplines. The Individual Artist Grant Program is intended to support the creation of new work in any art form, or the development, production, curation, or exhibition of works of art by Winnipeg artists.• Canadian citizen or permanent resident; ▪ live and work in the City of Winnipeg. An applicant must have lived in the City for at least 12 months immediately prior to the application date and maintain Winnipeg residency throughout the project.
National Film Board of CanadaFilmmakers Assistance Program (FAP)Deadlines vary per regionThe Filmmaker Assistance Program (FAP) is designed to help developing independent filmmakers complete their films/videos by providing technical services and support. FAP is not a funding (cash) program. Assistance is offered in the form of technical services, up to a maximum cash value of $3,000 or $5,000 depending on the region in which you reside.• Canadian citizens or landed immigrants who are working on projects that fall within the NFB’s mandate regarding cultural and social objectives, originality and innovation in style and content, and promoting under-represented viewpoints.
CMF English POV programJune 3, 2021The English POV Program is designed to encourage one-off point-of-view (POV) documentary production in the English market. As part of the CMF’s Convergent Stream, projects funded must include content to be produced for distribution on at least two platforms, one of which must be television.• Applicant must be a for profit Canadian controlled company
CMF Development ProgramOctober 28 December 10 2021The Development Program, which forms part of the CMF’s Convergent Stream, allocates funding to projects at the development stage.• Applicant must be a for profit Canadian controlled company. • A Canadian scriptwriter must be involved in all stages of development.
CMF Early Stage Development ProgramOctober 14 2021The Early-Stage Development Program, which forms part of the CMF’s Convergent Stream, allocates funding to Eligible Projects at the beginning of a Project’s creative process.• Applicant must be a for profit Canadian controlled single-shareholder company • For English-language projects only,
CMF Pilot Program for Racialized CommunitiesDev/Pre-Dev December 10 2021 Production June 17 2021The Pilot Program for Racialized Communities, which forms part of the CMF’s Convergent Stream, recognizes the historic barriers members of racialized communities face and is designed to support the growth of English- and French language audiovisual production from production companies owned and controlled by Black people and people of colour.• Applicant must be a for profit Canadian controlled company. • At least 51% of the ownership of the Applicant company and copyright in the Eligible Project must be owned by an individual producer (or multiple producers) that is a member of a Racialized Community. • The Racialized Owner exercises full creative, executive, artistic, technical and financial control of the Eligible Project. • The Racialized Owner has meaningfully participated in the Eligible Project’s development and retains a financial interest in the Eligible Project that is proportional to its ownership.
CMF Diverse Languages ProgramSeptember 14, 2021The Diverse Languages Program supports productions reflecting Canadian diversity by funding projects in languages other than English, French, or Indigenous-Canadian languages. As part of the CMF’s Convergent Stream, projects funded must include content to be produced for distribution on at least two platforms, one of which must be television.• Applicant must be a for profit Canadian controlled company. • Applicants must own and control all the rights necessary to produce and exploit the Eligible Project. • A convergent project must have: A Television Component made available by one or more Canadian Broadcasters and a Digital Media component
CMF Francophone Minority ProgramDevelopment December 2 2021 Production September 2 2021The Francophone Minority Program supports productions which reflect the realities of living in French-language communities outside of Quebec. Funding under this Program is open to Canadian companies located outside of Quebec who produce primarily in French.• Applicant must be a for profit Canadian controlled company. • Applicants must own and control all the rights necessary to produce and exploit the Eligible Project. • A convergent project must have: A Television Component made available by one or more Canadian Broadcasters and a Digital Media component
CMF Anglophone Minority IncentiveAugust 26 December 10 2021The Anglophone Minority Incentive is designed to support one of the CMF’s mandates of encouraging television convergent production by both majority and minority official-language sectors. As part of the CMF’s Convergent Stream, projects funded must include content to be produced for distribution on at least two platforms, one of which must be television.• Applicant must be a for profit Canadian controlled company. • Applicants must own and control all the rights necessary to produce and exploit the Eligible Project. • A convergent project must have: A Television Component made available by one or more Canadian Broadcasters and a Digital Media component
CMF English Regional Production BonusAugust 26 December 10 2021The English Regional Production Bonus is designed to support one of the CMF’s mandates of funding production across the country. As part of the CMF’s Convergent Stream, projects funded must include content to be produced for distribution on at least two platforms, one of which must be television.• Applicant must be a for profit Canadian controlled company. • Applicants must own and control all the rights necessary to produce and exploit the Eligible Project. • A convergent project must have: A Television Component made available by one or more Canadian Broadcasters and a Digital Media component
CMF Indigenous ProgramDev/Pre-Dev December 2 2021 Production May 20 2021The Indigenous Program which forms part of the CMF’s Convergent Stream supports the growth of Indigenous production. The CMF recognizes the unique circumstances of the Indigenous production community.• Applicant must be a for profit Canadian controlled company. • Applicants must own and control all the rights necessary to produce and exploit the Eligible Project. • A convergent project must have: A Television Component made available by one or more Canadian Broadcasters and a Digital Media component
CMF Northern IncentiveDevelopment December 2 2021 Production July 27 2021 December 10 2021The CMF’s mandate includes support for funding to production across the country. As such, the CMF is continuing its Northern Incentive. As part of the CMF’s Convergent Stream, projects funded must include content to be developed and produced for distribution on at least two platforms, one of which must be television. • Applicant must be a for profit Canadian controlled company. • Applicants must own and control all the rights necessary to produce and exploit the Eligible Project. • A convergent project must have: A Television Component made available by one or more Canadian Broadcasters and a Digital Media component
CMF Predevelopment ProgramDecember 2 2021The Predevelopment Program, which forms part of the CMF’s Convergent Stream, allocates funding to Eligible Projects at the beginning of a Project’s creative process.• Applicant must be a for profit Canadian controlled company. • Applicants must own and control all the rights necessary to produce and exploit the Eligible Project. • A convergent project must have: A Television Component made available by one or more Canadian Broadcasters and a Digital Media component
CMF Versioning ProgramDecember 2 2021The Versioning Program is designed to both increase the reach of existing programming to Canadians through language versioning, and increase the revenue earned by Canadian producers through national and international sales.• Available to projects which have been funded through one of CMF programs.
CMF Development Packaging Program: Short Form Scripted SeriesMarch 1 2021The Development Packaging Program is designed to assist independent producers create high quality original scripted short form series, by providing the opportunity for intensive creative and business development and packaging. With these tools, projects will be in a better position to attract partners, financing, distribution and move into production.• Applicant must be a for profit Canadian controlled company. • Applicants must own and control all the rights necessary to produce and exploit the Eligible Project.
CMF Digital Linear Series ProgramSeptember 30 2021The Digital Linear Series Program is designed to support digital linear series in their second (or subsequent) season, created initially for online platforms and in designated CMF genres.• Applicant must be a for profit Canadian controlled company. • Applicants must own and control all the rights necessary to produce and exploit the Eligible Project.
Telefilm CanadaDevelopment ProgramTBAThe Development Program supports Canadian production companies looking to finance the development stage of their feature film project(s)• Applicant must be a for profit Canadian controlled company. • Applicants must own and control all the rights necessary to produce and exploit the Eligible Project.
Telefilm CanadaProduction ProgramBudgets under $2.5M English - Mar 23, 2021 French - Apr 29, 2021 Budgets over $2.5M English - Mar 30, 2021 French - Mar 10, 2021This program supports Canadian production companies looking to finance the production and/or postproduction stage of their feature film project(s).• Canadian controlled corporation, operating as an audiovisual production company • Team must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents • if a post-production application, be submitted following rough assembly and prior to picture-lock • English–language project budgeted at 3.5M or more: the project must have a firm commitment from an eligible Canadian distribution company for theatrical release in Canada within one year of delivery • French-Language projects budgeted at $2.5M or more: the project must have a firm commitment from an eligible Canadian distribution company for theatrical release in Canada within one year of delivery • Indigenous stream: Telefilm will set aside funding for projects by Canadian filmmakers from Indigenous communities.
Telefilm CanadaTalent to Watch ProgramTBCThis program supports the production, digital distribution and promotion of a first feature-length film or other format of narrative-based audiovisual content made specifically for online distribution. Support under this Program is provided through three separate streams: the Selective Stream, the Festival Selection Stream and the Fast Track Stream.• Key members of the creative teams of all submitted projects must be emerging talent: they must have previously produced, directed and/or written at least one short film but cannot have previously held the same key position in a feature length film. • Additional eligibility criteria apply to each separate stream.
Telefilm CanadaTheatrical DocumentaryFeb 26, 2021 - For all projects, from all regions (excluding the Indigenous Stream) Mar 23, 2021 - Indigenous StreamThis program supports Canadian production companies looking to finance feature-length documentary projects in production and post-production.• Canadian controlled corporation, with its head office in Canada and carry out its activities in Canada • Producers and other key members of the production team must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents • Broadcaster-affiliated production companies are eligible to apply with projects in the English market only • directed by a Canadian citizen • have a firm commitment from an eligible Canadian distribution company Indigenous stream: Telefilm will set aside funding for projects by Canadian filmmakers from Indigenous communities.
Telefilm CanadaMarketing ProgramReopening Apr 12, 2021This program supports Canadian distribution and production companies looking to finance the marketing and distribution of their feature film project(s).• Canadian controlled production or distribution company • Must either be the production company that produced the film and that continues to hold all the distribution rights in Canada, or the distribution company that holds all the distribution rights to the film in Canada • key personnel must be either Canadian citizens or permanent residents • Projects must be a feature length film that either is being or has been funded at the production stage under the Production, Theatrical Documentary or Talent to Watch Programs
Telefilm CanadaParticipation in international Festivals and Events support programMarch 12, 2021Canadian companies specializing in the production, distribution, and sales of Canadian short and feature length films (drama or documentary) or coproductions officially selected at an international festival recognized by the program, as well as Canadian production companies formally invited to take part in an eligible coproduction forum.• Canadian-owned under the Investment Canada Act and controlled company and have its head office in Canada • must be a Canadian coproduction or feature length film, made available in French, English or in an Indigenous language, intended for theatrical release in Canada, OR • be a Canadian short film under 30 minutes of duration, made available in French, English or in an Indigenous language
CAVCOCanadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit (CPTC)Ongoing basisThe Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit (CPTC) provides eligible productions with a fully refundable tax credit, available at a rate of 25 per cent of the qualified labour expenditure.• The applicant must be a Canadian-owned, taxable corporation that is primarily in the business of Canadian film or video production and meets the requirements of the Income Tax Regulations.
CAVCOFilm or Video Production Services Tax Credit (PSTC)Ongoing basisThe Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit (PSTC) provides eligible production corporations with a tax credit at a rate of 16 per cent of the qualified Canadian labour expenditures incurred in respect of an accredited production.• a taxable Canadian corporation or a foreign-owned corporation; • engaged primarily (more than 50%) in activities dedicated to the permanent establishment in Canada of a film or video production business, or a film or video production services business; and • the owner of the copyright in the accredited production, throughout the period during which the production is produced in Canada
NFBACIC - Aid to independent cinemaThe French Program of the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) provides support for the post-production of French-language films from across Canada, films that are particularly innovative in terms of form or content, and whose existence could otherwise be compromised.• The filmmaker must be a Canadian citizen or hold a permanent residence visa. • Any original film whose main language is French. • Requested amount cannot represent the entire budget of the film; it can only be a minority interest determined at the sole discretion of ACIC.
Bell FundShort Form Digital SeriesApril 26 September 27 2021The purpose of the Short-Form Digital Series Program is to fund premium, original, digital video series for online distribution, specifically the production of fiction (drama, comedy, and children’s and youth programming) and non-fiction (documentary and lifestyle/factual programming).• Applicant Company does not need to be incorporated at the time of application but must be prepared to be incorporated if application is successful. • First-time applicants must book a one-on-one information session, via email, at info@bellfund.ca and are encouraged to have a previous Bell Fund applicant review their application before submission. • For those less experienced producers and emerging creators/producers, it is recommended that an experienced mentor be engaged for the application process.
Bell FundSlate DevelopmentNovember 29 2021The purpose of the Slate Development program is to help independent production companies build and diversify their development slate by offering financial support for the planning and development of original intellectual property (“IP”). Preference will therefore be given to applications that support up to three projects, each with its own original IP.• Applicant must be an incorporated Canadian Production Company. • Minimum of 10% third party financing must be confirmed in writing, from a source other than Bell Fund or the Producer. • At time of application, applicant must have a licence agreement or meaningful commitment letter from a digital platform
Bell FundTV ProgramApril 19 2021To support the production of great, market-driven Canadian content in the genres of lifestyle, drama, comedy, and documentary series• Applicant must be an incorporated Canadian Production Company. • Underlying rights are owned and meaningfully developed by Canadians and creative and financial control remains with the Canadian producer throughout the production.
Harold Greenberg FundScript Development ProgramRollingThe Script Development Program financially supports the feature script development process of Canadian producers through the phases of Story Optioning, Second Draft, Third Draft and Polish and Packaging.
Harold Greenberg FundNorthern Shorts ProgramTBCThe Harold Greenberg Fund, Yukon Media Development, Northwest Territories Film Commission and Nunavut Film Development Corporation present the ‘Northern Shorts Program’. A financing initiative designed to bolster the emerging talent in the three Canadian territories, this program offers 3 emerging filmmaking teams (one from each territory) $20,000 each to make dramatic short films aimed at showcasing new creative visions and further their careers toward feature filmmaking.• Writer, producer, director must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents • Writer, director and producer must reside in Yukon, Northwest Territories or Nunavut
Harold Greenberg FundHGF/BC Shorts ProgramTBCThe Harold Greenberg Fund and Creative BC presents the ‘HGF/BC Shorts Program’. A financing initiative designed to bolster the emerging talent in BC, this program offers 3 emerging filmmaking teams $20,000 each to make dramatic short films aimed at showcasing new creative visions and further their careers toward feature filmmaking.• Writer, director and producer must not have had a credit on a feature film in their discipline • Writer, producer, director must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents • NEW: At least one member of the creative team (writer, director or producer) must self-identify as being part of the BIPOC community • Producer and writer must reside in BC • Applicant company must be a BC incorporated company or a federally incorporated company with headquarters in BC
Harold Greenberg FundHGF/Manitoba Shorts ProgramJanuary 6 2021The Harold Greenberg Fund and Manitoba Film & Music presents the ‘HGF/Manitoba Shorts Program’. A financing initiative designed to bolster the emerging talent in Manitoba, this program offers 3 emerging filmmaking teams $20,000 each to make dramatic short films aimed at showcasing new creative visions and further their careers toward feature filmmaking.• Writer, director and producer must not have had a credit on a feature film in their discipline • Writer, producer, director must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents • Director, writer and at least one producer must reside in MB • Applicant company must be a MB incorporated company or a federally incorporated company with headquarters in MB
Harold Greenberg FundShorts-to-Features ProgramMarch 24 2021An initiative of The Harold Greenberg Fund in association with Crave, the Shorts-to-Features program is designed to greenlight and finance the production of short films, in the amount of $32,000 each, from emerging Canadian filmmakers to use as a calling card for a feature film currently in development.• Writer, producer, director teams, each of whom have not had a feature film produced in their discipline • Writer, producer, director must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents • Non-English-Language projects are eligible, but applications (inc. Scripts) must be in English • Projects can come from anywhere within Canada
Harold Greenberg FundHGF/Newfoundland & Labrador Shorts ProgramBecause of Covid-19 the next deadline has been delayedHGF and NLFDC present the ‘HGF/Newfoundland & Labrador Shorts Program’. A financing initiative designed to bolster the emerging talent in Newfoundland and Labrador, this program offers 2 emerging filmmaking teams $20,000 each to make dramatic short films aimed at showcasing new creative visions and further their careers toward feature filmmaking.• Writer, producer, director must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents • Writer, director and producer must reside in Newfoundland or Labrador
Independent Production Fund (IPF)Development Packaging ProgramMarch 1 2021The development packaging program provides repayable, non-interest bearing advances to assist independent producers create high quality original scripted short form series.• Applicant must be a for-profit, Canadian controlled independent production company • confirmed Canadian writer • All rights and options for the development, production and exploitation of the project must be acquired by the eligible producer exclusively for at least 24 months and the project is, and remains throughout its production, under Canadian ownership and Canadian executive, creative and financial control;
Independent Production Fund (IPF)Short Form Series (aka Web Drama Series) Production ProgramOctober 1 2021The short form series (aka web drama series) production program provides equity financing for content creators of original Canadian digital drama series created initially for the web.• Only those series that were selected to participate in the Development Packaging Program: Short Form Scripted Series, and submitted all required deliverables within the same calendar year are eligible to apply to the Production Program.
Independent Production Fund (IPF)Cogeco TV Production ProgramApril 1 2021The Cogeco TV Production Program provides equity investments for the production of drama television series and mini-series for broadcast by CRTC-licensed broadcasters.• Canadian independent producer defined as a producer who operates a production company in Canada that is majority owned and controlled by Canadians; • at least two years production experience and have already produced at least one broadcast dramatic Canadian television project as an independent producer. • Projects must have a licence agreement and a commitment to broadcast in prime time, within two years following completion of the production from a Canadian broadcaster • must be written by a Canadian writer; • have copyright in the completed production beneficially owned by a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant or by a corporation incorporated under the laws of Canada or a province of Canada; • productions must not have started principal photography at the time of application
Rogers Group of FundsRogers Documentary FundApril 21 August 18 2021Supporting Canadian documentary film production. Original, provocative documentaries. English and French. • The beneficial ownership of the documentary must be retained by a Canadian resident. • Project must be licensed by a national Canadian broadcaster, cable or pay TV channel, or by an online platform that is available to Canadian audiences.
Rogers Group of FundsRogers Cable Network FundJune 23 October 18 2021Supporting first-play cable network programming through equity investments. More viewing options for Canadians means more opportunities for producers – and more original content. Genres include drama, documentaries, children’s programming, educational, instructional, performing arts, and variety.• Applicant must be a for-profit, Canadian controlled independent production company • Project must be licensed by a national Canadian broadcaster, cable or pay TV channel, or by an online platform that is available to Canadian audiences.
Rogers Group of FundsRogers TelefundSupporting the industry with interim financing in the form of equity investment. Funding against secured commitments before all production financing has been advanced. A revolving fund – as advances are repaid, other projects are funded.• Television projects with a confirmed Canadian broadcaster • All production financing must be contractually committed before funds are advanced
Shaw Rocket FundAudiovisual StreamApril 21 2021The Audiovisual Stream is for audiovisual programming content that reflects diversity and inclusion, enriches and educates the audience, and tells stories that are of great interest to Canadian children while offering experiences on various platforms. Support is provided in the form of equity investments.• Must be an incorporated Canadian company which derives its primary source of income from the creation of audiovisual programs and/or associated non-programming digital content • Project must be targeted to children (under 13), youth (under 18) or a general family audience.
Shaw Rocket FundPartnership StreamOpenThe Partnership Stream is for audiovisual programming content that demonstrates the potential for global reach through multi-platform entertainment experiences. Eligible Programs should have very high quality and unique creative content, provide for strong complimentary components, have high global export potential and demonstrate diversity and inclusion. Support is provided in the form of equity investments.• Must be an incorporated Canadian company which derives its primary source of income from the creation of audiovisual programs and/or associated non-programming digital content • Project must be targeted to children (under 13), youth (under 18) or a general family audience.
Shaw Rocket FundDigital Content StreamApril 21 2021The Digital Content Stream is for non-programming digital content that is based on and accompanies the audiovisual programming from the Audiovisual or Partnership Streams to fully support the audiovisual programming in which the Rocket Fund invests. Support is provided in the form of equity investments.• Must be an incorporated Canadian company which derives its primary source of income from the creation of audiovisual programs and/or associated non-programming digital content • Project must be targeted to children (under 13), youth (under 18) or a general family audience.
Shaw Rocket FundCMF-SRF Kids Digital Animated Series ProgramThe Shaw Rocket Fund and the Canada Media Fund have collaborated to stimulate the creation of Canadian digital animated series for children and youth audiences while encouraging the use of new technology. Support is provided in the form of equity investments. • Must be an incorporated Canadian company which derives its primary source of income from the creation of audiovisual programs and/or associated non-programming digital content • Project must be targeted to children (under 13), youth (under 18) or a general family audience.
Telus FundDevelopment FinancingRollingDevelopment funding, in the form of equity investments, is available to secure the project team, subject matter experts and financial sources; to undertake research on the subject matter and target audience; to advance the creative materials; to prepare pitch materials and create a trailer or pilot episode; to develop marketing and impact strategies and prepare implementation plans.• Canadian controlled corporation and he owner of sufficient copyright permissions to create and exploit the content • includes support from an Expert Organization(s) committed to ensuring the highest standard in the treatment of the health issue • has obtained a commitment to transmit the Content to Canadians from Distribution Platform(s) • has obtained cash financing of at least 5% of the budget from Third Party Financer(s)
Telus FundProduction FinancingRollingProduction funding, in the form of equity investments, is available for fully developed, production-ready proposals to create, launch, promote, and drive reach and engagement leading up to and during the first year of the launch. • Canadian controlled corporation and he owner of sufficient copyright permissions to create and exploit the content • has obtained a commitment to transmit the Content to Canadians from Distribution Platform(s) • has obtained cash financing of at least 5% of the budget from Third Party Financer(s)
Telus FundDiscoverability FinancingRollingDiscoverability funding, in the form of equity investments, is available for exceptional health content that has achieved measured success (for example: the total number of attendees at live events, views of digital episodes, and Average Minute Audiences per episode is greater than 500,000 Canadians). This funding is intended to drive viewership, renew and refresh the Programming, and maintain the audience’s experience in Canada.• Canadian controlled corporation and he owner of sufficient copyright permissions to create and exploit the content • has obtained a commitment to transmit the Content to Canadians from Distribution Platform(s) • has obtained cash financing of at least 5% of the budget from Third Party Financer(s)
Telus FundTake Care IncubatorApril 16 2021TELUS Fund and Vice Media Group are looking for original English language docuseries that promote the mental wellbeing of young Canadians. Support is provided in the form of equity investments.• Canadian controlled corporation and he owner of sufficient copyright permissions to create and exploit the content • Applicant must show that Emerging Creators will fill or be mentored in one or more Key Roles
Government of CanadaCreative Export CanadaFall 2021 (for projects starting in 2022-2023)Creative Export Canada offers funding for projects that generate export revenues and help Canadian creative industries reach more people around the world. Ultimately, the program aims to increase export profitability for Canada’s creative industries.• A for-profit Canadian controlled incorporated company • have a maximum of $500M in annual revenues; and • have a minimum of one full-time employee.
Canada Council for the ArtsExplore and CreateVaries per streamExplore and Create funds Canadian artists, artistic groups and organizations committed to the creation and dissemination of innovative, vibrant and diverse art.• Must be a professional artist • have maintained a professional artistic practice for a minimum of 2 years • have created a minimum of 1 independent media artwork presented professionally by a curator, programmer or programming committee made up of media arts professionals • the artist, group or collective must maintain complete creative and editorial control over the work, ownership of the final work and receive a significant part of the revenues generated by the work. • Producers are not eligible; only the director of the artwork may apply • Artists working with a production company must be the sole owner or full partner in the company • Animators must be the principal animator of the project • Works must be independent of the commercial industries of film, video and gaming and cannot be commissioned from other entities
Canada Council for the ArtsArts Across CanadaRollingArts Across Canada fosters meaningful relationships and exchanges between artists and the Canadian public. Artists, arts professionals, groups and arts organizations can apply to present and share artistic work with diverse communities across the country, engage more deeply with the public and develop a stronger national profile.• Must be a professional artist • have maintained a professional artistic practice for a minimum of 2 years • have created a minimum of 1 independent media artwork presented professionally by a curator, programmer or programming committee made up of media arts professionals • the artist, group or collective must maintain complete creative and editorial control over the work, ownership of the final work and receive a significant part of the revenues generated by the work. • Producers are not eligible; only the director of the artwork may apply • Artists working with a production company must be the sole owner or full partner in the company • Animators must be the principal animator of the project • Works must be independent of the commercial industries of film, video and gaming and cannot be commissioned from other entities
Canada Council for the ArtsCreating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis PeoplesRollingThis program supports Indigenous individuals, groups, Indigenous-led arts organizations and arts/cultural sector development organizations that foster a vital and resilient Indigenous arts ecosystem.• First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals, groups and organizations may apply
Hot DocsHot Docs Ted Rogers FundJuly 28 2021The Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund will provide successful applicants with a grant of up to 20 per cent of the total production costs to a maximum of $20,000. Eligible costs include those that are standard in the industry during production.• Applicants must be a Canadian-controlled corporation based in Canada and unaffiliated with any licensed Canadian network or programming undertaking • Have previously produced one of the following: a documentary or fiction film commercially released in Canada; a documentary or fiction film and/or series broadcast on Canadian television
Hot DocsHot Docs-Slaight Family FundJuly 28 2021This documentary fund is dedicated to filmmakers telling engaging, high-quality stories that embrace music artists in all its forms and demonstrate Canadian music’s role in the world. The Fund also welcomes international music stories told through the lens of Canadian filmmakers.• Applicants must: be a corporation unaffiliated with any licensed network or programming undertaking. • Be primary rights holder of the project • Have previously produced one of the following: a documentary or fiction film commercially released; a documentary or fiction film and/or series broadcast on television. The Funds will occasionally consider an applicant that does not meet this specific requirement, provided a senior producer is meaningfully attached to the project as confirmed in writing.
Hot DocsHot Docs-Blue Ice Doc FundDecember 1 2021Established in 2011 to enable more African documentary filmmakers to tell their stories and contribute to the next generation of African doc talent, the Hot Docs-Blue Ice Docs Fund provides development grants of up to $10,000 CAD and production grants of up to $40,000 CAD to four to ten projects annually.The applicant must: • Be the producer and primary rights holder of the project • Have a registered production company that is associated with the project in a country on the African continent listed in our FAQ section In all cases both the director and producer must: • Hold citizenship, or have legal permanent residency, and primarily live and work in Africa. A complete list of funded countries can be found in the FAQ section • Have at least one previous professional credit to their name
Hot DocsCrosscurrents Canada Doc FundJune 2 2021Development and production grants of $10,000-$50,000 CAD for Canadian filmmakers who are Indigenous, Francophone, Deaf and/or have a disability, racialized and/or persons of colour. • The (co)director(s), and majority rights holder attached to the film project • An emerging or sophomore storyteller with three or fewer professional directing credits • In good standing with Hot Docs at time of application submission • A Canadian citizen or permanent resident • Of at least one of the following priority groups: Indigenous, Francophone, Deaf and/or have a disability, racialized and/or persons of colour.
New Brunswick Filmmakers Co-opCBC-NB Joy AwardOctober 1, 2021The Joy Awards, besides being a recognition of merit, helps emerging filmmakers finish projects which reflect their own creative vision without compromise. These projects help establish their reputation and credibility and provide important networking and contact opportunities, as they build ongoing careers in the field.• Emerging New Brunswick resident and filmmaker
New Brunswick Filmmakers Co-opErrol Williams Documentary AwardMarch 15, 2021To support the production of a short documentary film. (no longer than 10 minutes)• Full members in good standing at the NB Filmmakers’ Co-op. (must have been members for at least 6 months.)
New Brunswick Filmmakers Co-opimagineNATIVE Annual Incubator ProgramTBAThis mentorship is an opportunity to create a new short work (5-10 min), to premiere at the annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto (October annually). The mentorship recipient will work closely with NBFC staff to produce an original short work from concept to completion.• Open to Indigenous (First Nation, Métis, Inuit) candidates residing in New Brunswick
New Brunswick Tourism, Culture & Heritage Industry 
Support Program Development IncentiveFirst come, first servedThe Development Incentive provides funds in the form of a grant to support the development of projects that have already secured intent or commitment from a broadcaster, funding agency and/or third-party financing.• Only incorporated New Brunswick companies having a permanent establishment in the province can apply for financial assistance under the Development Incentive. These companies must demonstrate that their primary purpose is the domestic or collaborative production of film or television products. These can be privately owned or publicly-traded corporations.
New Brunswick Tourism, Culture & Heritage Industry 
Support Program Production IncentiveApril 30 2021The mandate of the Arts, Culture and Commemorations Branch, as it relates to the film industry, is to support a viable and culturally significant film industry in New Brunswick. To this end, the goals of the NB Film, Television & New Media Industry Support Program are: To foster the stability and success of the film industry; To support the maintenance and creation of jobs, the attraction of external investment, the contribution to the GDP and tax revenue; To maximize leverage opportunities; and To contribute to the development and production of quality film, television and new media products that contribute positively to New Brunswick’s cultural and artistic image• Both New Brunswick and external companies may apply for the Production Incentive.
Arts New Brunswick Creation Grant April 1 2021 October 1 2021The Creation Grant program is designed to provide assistance to professional New Brunswick artists for the research, development and execution of original projects in the arts. Creation Grants are intended to allow artists to devote some or most of their time to research and creative production.• Open to senior, mid-career or emerging artists • Canadian citizens or permanent residents • Must have resided in New Brunswick for at least one year (12 months) prior to the application deadline
Arts New Brunswick EQUINOX PROGRAM FOR INDIGENOUS ARTISTSSeptember 15thThe Equinox program supports Indigenous artists, curators and groups to engage in artistic creation and professional development.• Open to emerging, mid-career and senior Indigenous artists, curators, collectives and groups working in all disciplines. • Be Canadian citizens or permanent residents; • Have resided in New Brunswick for at least one year (12 months) prior to the application deadline
Newfoundland & Labrador Film Development Corporation Equity Investment Program (EIF)April 19, 2021 --- October 18, 2021 --- January 10, 2022To support Newfoundland and Labrador based production, NLFDC will provide production assistance in the form of Equity Investment to eligible producers for the financing of productions. For the purposes of these guidelines, "Equity Investment" means a financial contribution by the NLFDC which shall be repaid from earned revenue resulting from the production.• Required for TV projects: a letter of intent or written commitment for telecast on broadcast, specialty pay, pay-perview television specifying the amount of license fees. • Required for Cinema / Video projects: a commitment from a theatrical or video distributor or eligible broadcaster for release in Canada, and / or a distribution advance, equity investment or distribution guarantee from such a distributor
Newfoundland & Labrador Film Development Corporation Development Program (an element of the Equity Investment Program)April 19, 2021 --- October 18, 2021 --- January 10, 2022The Corporation will provide a loan to qualified applicants to support the essential process of development which takes an idea through the stages of research, writing, market analysis and costing. Support for the development of a project does not, in any way, guarantee funding by the Corporation in later stages of the project. Support is provided in the form of equity investments.• Only incorporated Newfoundland and Labrador film and video production companies may apply
Newfoundland & Labrador Arts Council Professional Project Grants ProgramMarch 15 for projects starting on/after May 15 ---- September 15 for projects starting on/after November 15This program supports the creation and/or presentation of works of art in the disciplines of dance, film, music, multidisciplinary arts, theatre, visual arts, or writing. Grants support project costs related to creation, production, administration, travel, professional development, etc.• Available to Individual Professional Artists, Collaborations of Individual Professional Artists, and Professional Arts Groups based in Newfoundland and Labrador
The City of St. John'sGrants to Artists and Arts OrganizationsFinal Friday in NovemberThe City of St. John’s Grants to Artists and Arts Organizations will make financial resources available to both individual artists and arts organizations• Individual Artists or Arts Organizations based in St. John's
Province of NLLFilm and Video Tax CreditThe Newfoundland and Labrador Film Tax Credit is a provincial corporate tax credit.The tax credit provides incentives to the private film and television production industry to create economic growth in the Province.• Must be incorporated in Canada and based in Newfoundland and Labrador with the primary business of film, television or video production.
Nova Scotia Business Inc.Nova Scotia Film & Television Production Incentive FundApplications that are deemed complete will be handled on a first-in, first-out basis for production fundingThe objective of the Fund is to facilitate the production of projects in Nova Scotia that meet the eligibility requirements, in order to support and expand the film and television production industry in Nova Scotia and to create economic value for a broad group of Nova Scotians, including, in particular, key creative positions such as Nova Scotia resident directors, writers, and principal performers.• permanent establishment in Nova Scotia • The amount of money spent in Nova Scotia (Nova Scotia Spend) for the project must be greater than $25,000 (before HST) • must provide written evidence of a Commercial Licence Agreement and evidence of 75% confirmed financing for projects with budgets of $1 million or greater, and evidence of 50% confirmed financing for projects under $1 million. • Projects that are eligible for the Digital Media Tax Credit, the Digital Animation Tax Credit, or any other Nova Scotia tax credit program are not eligible
Arts Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq Arts ProgramSeptember 15The Mi’kmaq Arts Program supports the development and continuation of Mi’kmaq art forms in the territory of Mi’kma’ki (Nova Scotia)• Nova Scotia-based Mi’kmaq artists, groups (including ad-hoc groups) or organizations are eligible to apply.
Arts Nova Scotia Arts Equity Funding InitiativeMay 15 November 15This program helps emerging and established professional artists from designated communities who have historically faced barriers to accessing funding support.• Applicants may be individual artists, professional arts organizations or ad-hoc groups from the designated communities based in Nova Scotia
Arts Nova Scotia Grants to IndividualsMay 15 November 15This program supports Nova Scotia’s professional, practicing artists in the creation and dissemination of their own work.• professional artists based in Nova Scotia
Arts Nova Scotia Access Support- Supplement Varies Access Support is a supplement to a project grant that funds individual applicants who self-identify as Deaf, having disabilities or living with mental illness, as well as groups and organizations who want to increase the accessibility to their presentation/ production for audience and/or participants. This supplementary grant provides a contribution towards costs for specific services and supports required to carry out a project funded by Arts NS• Individuals must: self-identify as Deaf, having disabilities or living with mental illness and be eligible to Arts NS programs
Communities, Culture and Heritage Nova Scotia Creative Industries Fund 6 weeks before the start date of the proposed activity.The Creative Industries Fund invests in Nova Scotia registered cultural businesses that are focused on global exporting and supports not-for-profits and social enterprises focused on development of the culture sector outside of Nova Scotia.• Companies/enterprises MUST be registered with the Nova Scotia Registry of Joint Stocks Company.
Communities, Culture and Heritage Nova Scotia Screenwriters Development FundN/AGOALS: The creation and development of film and TV script projects by Nova Scotian filmmakers. Strengthens the film and TV industry by developing Nova Scotia filmmakers, writers, and producers.The encouragement of inclusion and gender parity• Nova Scotia Producers with a Nova Scotia writer
Eastlink Eastlink TV IPF ProgramN/A The Nova Scotia Independent Production Fund through The Eastlink TV Independent Production Fund Program can help bring your animated and/or live-action TV series to life. Designed to finance Nova Scotian television productions, this program could provide you with an equity investment of up to $300,000 to a maximum of 20% of your total budget.• The production must be a scripted, fiction-based television program
Government of Nova ScotiaDigital Animation Tax CreditThe Nova Scotia Digital Animation Tax Credit (DATC) is a refundable provincial corporate income tax credit for qualifying labour expenditures directly related to the development of eligible digital animation productions in Nova Scotia. The credit first reduces the income tax payable and any excess amount will be paid to the corporation. • Must be a Nova Scotia corporation • Must have a production services agreement or a written agreement between the production’s eligible corporation and a broadcaster or distributor
Nunavut Film Development CorporationStorytelling FundRollingIn response to COVID-19, The Story Telling Fund is a creation fund that provides production companies and individual filmmakers the flexibility of a greater diversification of activities not currently served by NFDC’s funding programs.• Must be a production company incorporated pursuant to the laws of the Territory of Nunavut or Canada whose primary activity is developing and producing film, television and/or digital media content • an individual must be a resident of Nunavut
Nunavut Film Development CorporationShort Film FundRollingThe Short Film Fund provides an opportunity for emerging filmmakers to participate in a mentored program that will: - provide up to a maximum of $25,000, including the cost of mentoring services - provide mentoring from an established industry professional by planning milestone dates for project development, a budget and offer advice, expertise and supportThe applicant must: • be a resident of Nunavut • not have more then 60 minutes of on-screen credit • applicant maintains copyright and creative and financial control over the project
Nunavut Film Development CorporationCreative Content DevelopmentRollingThe Creative Content Development Fund provides for the development of creative content for film, television and digital media. This program has been established to: - To support the growth of a community of content creators in Nunavut - To assist Nunavut production companies to develop digital media content, particularly that which is interactive and convergent to existing television programming• Incorporated in Nunavut or resident of Nunavut. • own 100% of copyright to the project
Nunavut Film Development CorporationNunavut Spend IncentiveThe Nunavut Spend Incentive Program is an initiative that awards production companies a rebate on the total eligible costs for production goods and services purchased and consumed in Nunavut. Only those eligible productions which spend more than $25,000 on goods and services consumed in Nunavut are eligible to apply for a rebate.An eligible applicant company may apply through one of the two streams, based on the ownership of the company. Spending Stream I with Majority Nunavut ownership, or Spending Stream II with Equal or Minority Nunavut ownership
NWT Film CommissionNWT Film Rebate ProgramRollingWe offer financial incentives to productions filming on location in our territory. Our program categories include 25 to 40 per cent cash rebate for the purchase of good and services, travel to and within NWT, and wages for training and hiring local residents, particularly in film industry positions. To encourage production across the territory, the program also provides increased incentive for productions filming outside of Yellowknife.• Guest producers, NWT co-production partners and NWT production companies; • Pre-production and production costs for film and television filming in the NWT, where NWT labour content equals or exceeds 30 percent of total in-territory (NWT) spend
Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) Support to Entrepreneurs and Economic Development Policy (SEED)RollingThe Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) provides the Northwest Territories (NWT) Film and Media Arts Industry with funding support delivered through the Support to Entrepreneurs and Economic Development (SEED) Policy’s NWT Film Industry Funding ContributionsNWT residents or NWT businesses engaged in film and media arts production are eligible for assistance.
NWT Arts CouncilNWT Arts CouncilOctober 31 February 28NWT Arts Council will give priority to: • projects that enhance an applicant’s personal creative growth in an art form; • • projects that encourage others to pursue an art form or direction (i.e. workshops, mentorships); • projects that encourage the creative development, as opposed to the sole financial gain of an artist; • projects that enhance awareness of the NWT arts community; • projects that support a number of individuals (i.e. workshops, collaborations)To be eligible for funding: • you have been a resident of the NWT for at least 2 years prior to the deadline • you are an emerging artist or an established artist • you are a registered NWT organization with a mandate to enhance the arts • your application is for a specific creative project
Ontario CreatesFilm Fund - Production Stream CYCLE 1: March 10, 2021 CYCLE 2: July 7, 2021 CYCLE 3: November 17, 2021 The OC Feature Film Fund provides support to Ontario producers for feature film projects as a last in fund final stage of financing. Ontario Creates measures the results of the Ontario Creates Film Fund primarily based on net benefit from the proposed project to the province which includes but is not limited to return on investment and jobs created in the Ontario film industry.• Production company must be incorporated in Ontario or incorporated federally and registered in Ontario
Ontario CreatesFilm Fund - Development Stream January 29, 2021The Ontario Creates Film Fund, Development Stream provides support to Ontario producers for all stages of development activities. Ontario Creates’ contribution is an interest-free loan, which must be repaid at the commencement of principle photography. • Production company must be incorporated in Ontario or incorporated federally and registered in Ontario
Ontario CreatesFilm Fund - Marketing & Distribution InitiativeJanuary 29, 2021The Marketing and Distribution Initiative (MDI) is intended to assist producers of Ontario Creates Film Fund supported projects to make a meaningful contribution to the domestic marketing and distribution of their projects leading up to and during their release. • Applicants must be recent, successful recipients of the Ontario Creates Film Fund through the Drama or Documentary production stream. • Eligible projects must be completed, delivered or close to delivery and undertaking domestic release. Projects that have been commercially released are not eligible for this initiative.
Ontario CreatesExport FundMay 11 2021The Ontario Creates Export Fund - Film and Television provides eligible Ontario producers with funding to pursue strategic export development activities that support company growth and produce measurable business development results. Primary activities supported include targeted sales trips and attendance at international market events to support the company’s content creation and exploitation activities. • Production company must be incorporated in Ontario or incorporated federally and registered in Ontario • Must be primarily a film or television production company pursuing project pre-sales or co-financing opportunities for a slate of projects or concepts that are currently in development or ready for production.
Ontario CreatesInteractive Digital Media (IDM) FundApril 12 August 30 2021The Ontario Creates Interactive Digital Media (IDM) Fund Concept Definition and Production programs provide IDM content creators with funding for high quality, original interactive digital media content projects that make a positive contribution to the Ontario economy. • Concept Definition:support for early-stage activities that will assist the applicant company in moving towards the production of a market-ready content project. • Production:support for the creation of a market-ready content project that will be released to end users.• Production company must be incorporated in Ontario or incorporated federally and registered in Ontario • Applicant company must own at least 51% of the copyright of the project that is being submitted and must be able to demonstrate that their revenue share is in appropriate proportion to the ownership of the project and reflects industry standard practices.
Ontario CreatesDiscoverability and Commercialization ProgramJanuary 31 2022The Discoverability and Commercialization Program replaces the Marketing Support program. The program is designed to increase the visibility and financial viability of projects that receive Production support through the IDM Fund.• Applicants must be the recipient of IDM Fund Production program funding for the project for which they are requesting Discoverability and Commercialization support.
City of OttawaCreation and production fund for professional artistsJanuary 25 2021This fund supports local professional artists for the creation and production of new work or the completion of works in progress. Funding is awarded to individual emerging, mid-career, and established artists in the literary, visual, media, and performing arts. The funding is intended to cover project expenses and up to three months’ living expenses.Established, mid-career or emerging professional artists who: • are 18 years or older • are a current resident of the city of Ottawa and have lived in Ottawa for at least one year prior to the application deadline date, or are Algonquin Anishinabe and live within a 150 km radius of Ottawa
Toronto Arts CouncilMedia Artists ProgramOctober 14 2021Toronto Arts Council’s Media Artists Program provides support to media artists for the creation/production of new work or the completion of works in progress. Funds are intended to cover direct costs of creation/production, including subsistence and materials. • Applicants must be Canadian Citizens, or Permanent Residents (Landed Immigrants), or have an application pending for Permanent Resident status, or be a Protected Person (approved refugee claimant) and, if requested, be able to provide documentation to verify this. • Applicants must be residents of the City of Toronto for at least one year prior to the application deadline. • Applicants must have spent a minimum of one year working on and developing an independent art practice after completing full-time studies. • Applicants must retain full copyright, financial, editorial and creative control. • The only eligible applicant for a film or video project is the director. Producers may not apply as co-applicants.
Cultural Industries Ontario North (CION)Media Arts Production: Practiced, Employed, Developed (MAPPED) ProgramRollingCION’s Media Arts Production: Practiced, Employed, Developed (MAPPED) program is a production assistance fund, designed to help film and television producers provide on the job training to Northern Ontario residents looking to work in the industry. • Production company must be a Canadian corporation which is Canadian controlled. • Must have secured a minimum of 80% of their production budget.
Canadian Film CentreCFC FeaturesCurrently ClosedCFC Features is looking to invest and creatively collaborate with the brightest and most promising filmmakers from across Canada who have engaging stories for the big screen. If you are a writer, director or producer with a feature film in the million dollar realm, this program offers you an unparalleled opportunity to make your movie a reality. • Applicants need not be a graduate of a CFC program • Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada • All submissions are welcome, however, ideally projects will have all three creative principals [writer(s), director(s) and producer(s)] in place upon submission.
Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC)Cultural Supports Program: Film and Television StreamRound 1: February 1 - April 30 Round 2: May1 - July 31 Round 3: August 1 - October 31 Round 4: November 1 - January 31The Film and Television Stream is designed to increase film and television industry jobs and investment and to increase quality, original film and television productions produced in Northern Ontario, while showcasing its culture, geography, stories and talent.• The production company must be a Canadian corporation which is Canadian controlled • The production company must own all, or a majority of the rights necessary to exploit and produce the production. • Applicants must receive a producer credit on the project.
Ontario Arts CouncilMedia Arts Creation ProjectsApril 7 September 30 2021The program supports individual professional Ontario-based media artists/directors working with film, video, audio, digital, new media, video and electronic games, and virtual reality as independent artist-controlled art forms in the production and post-production phases of their projects.• Emerging Artist: You have completed at least one independent media work and are not currently enrolled in a formal media arts education program. • Mid-Career & Established Artist: You have completed at least two previous media works independently. Mid-Career artists have a history of independent media arts practice of at least 5 years. Established artists have a history of independent media arts practice of at least 15 years.
Ontario Arts CouncilNorthern Arts ProjectsApril 29 November 9 2021The program supports the creation, production and presentation of art work; professional development; and community arts engagement initiatives that benefit communities in northern Ontario. • You are eligible to apply to Northern Arts Projects if you live in northern Ontario, or your ad hoc group/collective or organization is based in the North.
Ontario Arts CouncilMedia Arts - Francophone ProjectsOctober 6 2021The program funds independent Francophone media artists and directors in Ontario who seek to develop or produce new works with French-language content in the field of film, video, audio art, digital media. , new media, and video and electronic games.• Media artists and independent directors who reside in Ontario and who have completed at least one independent work before applying to this program.
Ontario Arts CouncilExhibition AssistanceJanuary 14 2022The program supports Ontario-based artists and artist collectives working in visual arts, craft and media art practices in the presentation of their art work in a confirmed public exhibition.This is a third-party recommender program. Artists apply to galleries and organizations designated as recommenders for the program. These recommenders assess applications and submit grant recommendations to OAC. • Ontario-based professional visual artists, craft artists, media artists and artist collectives who have a confirmed, upcoming public exhibition. • Applicants must be Ontario residents with a permanent physical address in Ontario.
Canada Revenue AgencyOntario Film Tax CreditN/AThe OFTTC is a refundable tax credit based upon eligible Ontario labour expenditures incurred by a qualifying production company with respect to an eligible Ontario production. The OFTTC is generally “harmonized” with the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.• A qualifying production company is a Canadian corporation which is Canadian-controlled, has a permanent establishment in Ontario, and files an Ontario corporate tax return. • The individual producer of the production must have been an Ontario resident for tax purposes at the end of both of the two calendar years prior to commencement of principal photography.
PEI Arts GrantsCreation GrantOctober & March of any given year (specific date varies) PEI Arts Grants provides support to encourage the development of the arts community in the province. Funding is available to Prince Edward Island artists through a juried grant application process.• must have a PEI address as your primary residence for a minimum of twelve consecutive months.
PEI Arts GrantsDissemination GrantOctober & March of any given year (specific date varies) PEI Arts Grants provides support to encourage the development of the arts community in the province. Funding is available to Prince Edward Island artists through a juried grant application process.• must have a PEI address as your primary residence for a minimum of twelve consecutive months.
PEI Arts GrantsProfessional Development GrantOctober & March of any given year (specific date varies) PEI Arts Grants provides support to encourage the development of the arts community in the province. Funding is available to Prince Edward Island artists through a juried grant application process.• must have a PEI address as your primary residence for a minimum of twelve consecutive months.
PEI Arts GrantsIndigenous Arts Grant programOctober & March of any given year (specific date varies) PEI Arts Grants provides support to encourage the development of the arts community in the province. Funding is available to Prince Edward Island artists through a juried grant application process.• you must have a PEI address as your primary residence for a minimum of twelve consecutive months.
Innovation PEI PEI Film Media FundN/AThe PEI Film Media Fund supports the development, growth and sustainability of homegrown, independent film in the private-sector film, television and video industry in Prince Edward Island. The PEI Film Media Fund provides this support via a rebate of up to 25% of eligible Prince Edward Island expenditures, to eligible producers of a qualifying production• Must be incorporated federally or in Prince Edward Island; Head office and principal place of business must be in Prince Edward Island; and A majority of the voting shares must be beneficially owned by Prince Edward Island residents.
FILM PEI Film 4 Ward Program December 7Leveraging industry expertise across PEI and Canada, participants will be trained by industry professionals through a series of workshops and job shadowing opportunities. Four filmmaking teams will be chosen in a juried process and given funding and support to complete their films• The applicant must be the PRODUCER of the project.
PEI Screenwriters' BootcampPitch 4 Your LifeTBDA four-day professional development workshop series where emerging and mid-career screenwriters are immersed in writing and developing their feature films or tv/web projects. At the end there is a pitch competitiion. • must have a PEI address as your primary residence for a minimum of twelve consecutive months.
Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC)Québec Tax Credit for Film Production Services (QPSTC)AnytimeIt is a well-known fact in the film and television industry that Québec ranks among the most production-friendly service centers. Québec is acclaimed worldwide for its technological innovations and superior CGI facilities, broad range of locations, top film production infrastructure and large pool of skilled technicians. Moreover, in order for Québec to remain at the forefront of new environments and affirm its position, virtual reality and augmented reality productions are eligible for the tax credit for film production services, as long as such productions meet the usual eligibility criteria.• Available to Canadian owned and controlled production corporations that have a permanent establishment in Quebec.
Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC)Support for Emerging CreationsMarch 17 2021The Emerging Creation Assistance Program is aimed at companies developing projects with creators who are at the start of their professional career in the film industry or who wish to take up a creative role for which they have little of experience.• Must be a Quebec based production company (a sole proprietorship does not qualify as a Quebec business.) • Applicant must hold all the rights • projects exclusively developed by emerging creators • Applicant companies filing for the first time must be at least one year old at the time of the filing date.
Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC)Production SupportVariousFoster the production of quality feature films, short films and high-quality short-format digital narrative projects that are original, engaging and of diverse genres, and that have the potential to shine in Quebec or abroad. • Must be a Quebec based production company (a sole proprietorship does not qualify as a Quebec business.) • Applicant must hold all the rights
Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC)Support for television production - Increase in production valueApril 16 2021This program aims to increase the production value of French-language television series in order to increase their commercial potential in markets outside Quebec by relying on the technical and artistic aspects (visual and sound), the adaptation of Quebec literary works and the acquisition of rights for existing musical works. • Must be a Quebec based production company (a sole proprietorship does not qualify as a Quebec business.) • Be a legally constituted for-profit company with audiovisual production as its main activity. • Have been in operation for at least one year and have the appropriate professional experience in the production of television series.
Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC)Promotion and dissemination assistanceRollingSupport, throughout Quebec, the promotion and distribution of Quebec film and television production, as well as the promotion and distribution of international film production.• Must be a Quebec based production company (a sole proprietorship does not qualify as a Quebec business.) • Promotion and dissemination projects must be held in Quebec.
Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC)Development SupportApril 28 November 10 2021Foster the scripting of quality projects that are original, engaging and of diversified genres, and that have the potential to shine in Quebec or abroad.• Must be a Quebec based production company (a sole proprietorship does not qualify as a Quebec business.) • Applicant must hold all the rights
Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC)Assistance for the pre-development of television series based on literary adaptationsClosedThis program supports the pre-development of fiction television series, documentaries or children's animation, in French, based on adaptations of Quebec literary works. It allows companies to mobilize the expertise necessary for the pre-development of one or more projects that have not yet received the support of a broadcaster, a distributor or development financing, and facilitates financial commitment.• Must be a Quebec based production company (a sole proprietorship does not qualify as a Quebec business.) • Applicant must hold all the rights
Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC)Temporary aid in the audiovisual sector (cinema and television)VariousThis program aims to facilitate the resumption of preparation, production, post-production and dubbing activities in the film and television industry and to ensure the economic revival of this sector.• Must be a Quebec based production company (a sole proprietorship does not qualify as a Quebec business.) • Be a legally constituted for-profit company with audiovisual production as its main activity. • Have been in operation for at least one year and have the appropriate professional experience in the production of television series.
The Quebecor FundTelevision Convergent Production SupportApril 1 October 1Through this component, the Quebecor Fund aims to support the Canadian production of television programs with quality content, in French, English and/or Aboriginal languages comprising the production of a multi-platform component. The programs must be broadcast by a programming undertaking (PU) recognized by the CRTC.• The applicant’s main activity must be the production of audiovisual programming. Quebecor Fund will give priority to producers with significant experience in their sector of activities; • The applicant must file a project whose first broadcasting date is later than the deadline for filing the application; • Projects must include the production of a multi-platform component using platforms such as Internet, VOD, mobile devices, and/or other digital platforms;
The Quebecor FundFilm Production Assistance ProgramMay 25 2021The Quebecor Fund’s Film Production Assistance Program, together with the industry’s stakeholders, aims to: • Support the production of French-language Canadian feature films; • Support the multi-platform distribution of feature films, and in particular foster integrated marketing strategies from the development stage with an interactive marketing component; • Permit creative and production teams to produce a final product as close to their initial creative vision as possible; • Promote return on investment to increase its scope of assistance to producers and distributors. • The applicant’s main activities must include film production. • The application for funding must be jointly submitted by the producer and the distributor. The producer must have produced at least two (2) feature films. The distributor must be recognized by Telefilm Canada. • For financing the production of an animated film, the application must be jointly submitted by the producer and the distributor who holds the distribution rights for the film outside Quebec and/or for the Quebec market. The applicant must obligatorily: • have found a minimum of 90% of its financing budget and, preferably, have some financial support from SODEC and/or TELEFILM; or • have completed at least 75% of filming if the project has never been previously submitted to the Quebecor Fund and provide a copy of a first film edit, a project previously submitted to the Quebecor Fund but not retained may be eligible for application during the production stage; The project must include the following: • the production of a French-language Canadian feature film with an issued distribution licence and a broadcasting licence by a CRTC-recognized French-language Canadian PU; • an interactive marketing plan; • a production budget over $1,500,000. The application must be submitted: • during the development or pre-production stage and before signing any formal agreements with institutions such as SODEC or TELEFILM Canada; or • during production, when filming is 75% or more completed.
The Quebecor FundExport Assistance ProgramAnytimeThrough its Export Assistance Program (EXAP), the Quebecor Fund supports producers, distributors and broadcasters in developing audiovisual content for markets outside Quebec and internationally, and provides support in terms of marketing this content.• Applicant profile must be: producer, distributors or broadcaster; • Must be based in Quebec; • The company must be more than five (5) years old and/or the applicant must have over fifteen (15) years of experience in the audiovisual sector. In all cases the applicant must have previous experience in content marketing or exportation
TV5 + UnisTVFonds Créateurs en série (TV5 + UNIS)TBCPromote the production of quality French-language content, suitable for viewing and sharing on the Internet, mobiles and tablets. To achieve this, the Serial Creators program annually funds short-form digital fiction, documentary and animated series. • The Serial Creators program is for Canadian creators between the ages of 18 and 35 working in video and digital media.
Fonds d'investissement de la culture et des communications (FICC) FICCFonds d'investissement de la culture et des communications (FICC) provides support to cultural enterprises with share capital as well as enterprises in the social economy, namely non-profit organizations (NPOs) and cooperatives (co-ops), having a place of business in Quebec. These companies are dedicated to the creation, production, dissemination of cultural content and technical or technological support services offered to content businesses. Support is provided in the form of equity investments.These companies typically operate in areas of the performing arts, publishing, audiovisual, recording, radio, television, multimedia and digital. For companies seeking financing, the FICC investment criteria are based on the company’s product, management team, financial performance and market, and the objectives and qualities of the company’s business project
Quebec CitySupport for the production of short films and webseriesN/AThis financial support has the following specific objectives: Support productions of short films (less than 30 minutes in length) or web series having a significant impact on the film, digital and television industry in Quebec; Contribute to the professionalization of artists, artisans and producers in the region's film, digital and television industry; Increase the visibility of talents and projects from the region on digital distribution platforms. • Canadian citizens or permanent residents • Production ready • confirmed financial structure of at least 25% of the overall budget at the time of submission, by the financial participation of the producer and a combination of financial contributions in money and / or confirmed services; • Key artists held primarily by artists, artisans, producers, professionals and businesses originating in or established in Quebec from scriptwriting to postproduction; • have a minimum of 75% of the total cost of the project in the Quebec region;
Quebec CitySupport for the production of feature films and television seriesN/AThis call for projects has the following specific objectives: Support feature film productions (minimum 75 minutes) or television productions that have a significant impact on the film and television industry in the Capitale-Nationale region; Stimulate the hiring of local creative positions allowing the region to increase its distinctive appearance and its influence here and abroad; Complete the support of the Aid Measure for the start-up of film and television productions and optimize their impacts; Complement the existing financing offer, by offering financial support that helps to finalize the financing structure. • Canadian citizens or permanent residents; • Production ready • confirmed financial structure of 60% of the overall budget at the time of submission • budget is at least $ 1 million for a fiction and $ 250,000 for a documentary; • Key artists, artisans, producers, professionals and companies originating in or established in the Capitale-Nationale region from scriptwriting to postproduction; • minimum of 60% of eligible expenses in the Capitale-Nationale region *;
Mels StudiosFonds MelsFonds MELS supports Quebec producers and directors who need to round out financing for the production and/or postproduction phase of a feature-length fiction or documentary project.• The total production budget may not exceed $1.5 million; • The production must have a contract with a distributor or broadcaster guaranteeing commercial distribution; • At least 50% of the financing must come from Quebec (not counting MELS’ contribution); • Producer(s) and director(s) must be permanent residents of Quebec; • The feature-length fiction film or documentary must be at least 60 minutes long; • The production must have the support of one of the following institutions: Telefilm Canada SODEC Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) Canada Council for the Arts Quebecor Fund Harold Greenberg Fund • MELS’ contribution will complete the production’s financing, secure its feasibility and ensure that it comes to fruition.
Quebec Arts CouncilCreation GrantRollingAssistance for the creation of works and projects to help develop an artistic practice.• the artist-auteur must show that he exercises full control over the content and the direction of his work as well as all production and distribution agreements. • Applicant must have have participated in at least one production independent of or subsequent to your education, presented in a context recognized by peers in circus arts, multidisciplinary arts, popular song, film and video art, storytelling, spoken word creation in the literary domain, dance, music or theatre.
Quebec Arts CouncilExploration and ResearchRollingAssistance for research and experimentation activities that contribute to innovation in art or the development of new projects.• Applicant must have have participated in at least one production independent of or subsequent to your education, presented in a context recognized by peers in circus arts, multidisciplinary arts, popular song, film and video art, storytelling, spoken word creation in the literary domain, dance, music or theatre.
Quebec Arts CouncilInuit and First Nations Arts - MicrograntsRollingTo Contribute to the knowledge, recognition and promotion of Inuit and First Nations artists and the Inuit and First Nations arts; Foster the reappropriation and transmission of traditional Inuit and First Nations knowledge, languages and arts, in addition to their development; Facilitate the early career and professional development of Inuit and First Nations artists by supporting their first professional experiences and fostering sponsorships and guidance; Support Inuit and First Nations artists in their practice throughout their careers; Support the dissemination, circulation and promotion of Inuit and First Nations works and artists inside and outside Québec. • Inuit or a member of one of Canada’s First Nations. • Applicants must have participated in at least one production outside of their training period and disseminated in a peer-recognized context. • produced and disseminated at least one artwork publicly in a peer-recognized place and/or context outside of their training period. • Be a Canadian citizen, customarily reside in Québec and have resided in Québec for the past 12 months.
Quebec Arts CouncilPublic PresentationRollingAid for presenting public works, shows or exhibitions in Québec or abroad• Applicant must have have participated in at least one production independent of or subsequent to your education, presented in a context recognized by peers in circus arts, multidisciplinary arts, popular song, film and video art, storytelling, spoken word creation in the literary domain, dance, music or theatre.
Quebec Arts CouncilCirculation of Works Within QuebecRollingAssistance for the circulation of works, shows, or exhibitions within Québec.• Applicant must have have participated in at least one production independent of or subsequent to your education, presented in a context recognized by peers in circus arts, multidisciplinary arts, popular song, film and video art, storytelling, spoken word creation in the literary domain, dance, music or theatre.
Quebec Arts CouncilCirculation of Works Outside QuebecRollingAssistance for the circulation of works, shows, or exhibitions in Canada or around the world• Applicant must have have participated in at least one production independent of or subsequent to your education, presented in a context recognized by peers in circus arts, multidisciplinary arts, popular song, film and video art, storytelling, spoken word creation in the literary domain, dance, music or theatre.
SpiraMatière Première GrantNovember 1 2021This program is only intended for professional emerging artists (of 5 years of practice or less), regardless of their age. It aims at fostering emerging practices or the production of a first or second 30-minute maximum professional work. • Open to independent filmmakers in the province of Québec. • Projects must be independent and under the artist’s full editorial and creative control. • Applicant must be an emerging artist (5 years of practice or less)
SpiraRecherches GrantNovember 1 2021This program is designed for mid-established and confirmed professional artists (of more than 5 years of practice). It aims at fostering research, risk-taking and experimentation (in terms of both content and aesthetics), and allowing the artist to have a reflection on his/her process, through encounters with a professional who will enrich his/her research and process.• Open to independent filmmakers in the province of Québec. • Projects must be independent and under the artist’s full editorial and creative control. • Applicant must be a mid-established and confirmed professional artist (more than 5 years of practice)
VideographeCreative Support ProgramMarch 1 June 1 September 1 December 1 2021We are looking to support independent experimental or documentary works that stand apart for their currency and endeavour to renew the artistic language. Projects of a conventional nature, such as classic short narrative film or television documentary will not be considered.• Candidates must possess full editorial and creative control of the project. • Projects must be independent and non-commercial.
PRIM CentreCreation Assistance ProgramApril 21 2021The PRIM Creation Assistance Program objective is to support the creation of independent media works and to encourage the diversity of practices.• Applicant must be an artist or a collective of artists creating works independently; • Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
Les Films de L'autreEmerging Artist in Residence ProgramMarch 25 2021The filmmaker-producer collective Les Films de l'Autre is once again launching its residency program for an emerging filmmaker. The chosen candidate will be supervised by the members of Les Films de l'Autre for the duration of their project, which must be a short documentary or fictional film. • Candidate must be a graduate of a film training school or have related experience, have a taste for self-production and commit to producing their project within Films de l'Autre. • The submitted project must also be a 1st or 2nd work in a non-academic context.
Première OvationProject GrantsMarch 1 October 1This grant aims to support the realization of a project at the stage of creation, production and distribution in Quebec or outside Quebec. Priority will be given to projects linked to a confirmed public presentation in a professional context. • Canadian citizens or permanent residents • Based in Quebec or Wendake • Applicants must be an artist, curator or art critic at the start of your career, graduate or not; • Have the status of professional artist or be in the process of professionalization.
Creative SaskatchewanFilm & TV Development GrantJanuary 27 2021This grant augments other resources available to qualified Saskatchewan production companies as they undertake one of 4 different streams of film and tv development: Pre-Development Stream • assists with costs related to concept-to-outline writing and creation of pitching materials required to present to broadcasters and other financiers First Draft Stream • assists with costs related to continuing development (e.g. taking a script treatment to an outline or first draft) of projects that have secured development monies from a eligible source (e.g. broadcaster or distributor) Final Draft Stream • assists with costs related to continuing development (e.g. script polish, and pre-production activities) of projects that have secured development monies from an eligible source (e.g. broadcaster or distributor) Slate Development Stream • assists with costs related to development of two to five eligible film or television projects with the potential to leverage development financing from other funding agencies and the private sector•Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria defined in the Creative Saskatchewan Investment Fund General Program Guidelines. •Applicants may be an individual or a corporation •Applicants must be the owner or co-owner of the project, control copyright, and receive a share of revenue from sales of the project. • Applicants must demonstrate a minimum 50% Saskatchewan ownership of the project. •Applicants must demonstrate they have the rights to develop, produce, and exploit the property for a two-year minimum plus a renewal from date of application. •Applicants must have experience as producers of commercial film or television, or related experience satisfactory to Creative Saskatchewan, and must demonstrate they possess the necessary expertise and resources to complete the proposed production and arrange for its marketing. •The production company cannot hold a broadcasting license issued by the CRTC or deal at non-arm’s length with a corporation that holds a license. •The applicant company must be incorporated in Saskatchewan or incorporated federally and registered in Saskatchewan. The head office or principal place of business must be located in Saskatchewan, and substantial ownership control must remain with Saskatchewan residents. •Applicants who have secured production funding from Creative Saskatchewan in support of a project that has received development funding must complete development activities and reporting prior to the start of principal photography
Creative SaskatchewanMarket & Export Development GrantFebruary 10 2021This grant helps cover the cost of marketing your product or your business.There are two streams available to eligible applicants: “Micro Marketing Stream” • This stream is intended to support smaller-scale marketing opportunities. • Applicants may apply for a maximum of $5,000. • Applicants are limited to one Micro Marketing Grant per fiscal. • Applications will be assessed every six weeks. • Unsuccessful applicants are eligible to reapply twice per fiscal. “Major Marketing Stream” • This stream is intended to support larger-scale marketing opportunities. • Applicants may apply for a maximum of $25,000 per applicant per fiscal year (whichever is the lesser); or a maximum of $50,000 per applicant per 24 months (whichever is the lesser). Any funds received through the “Micro Marketing Grant” are included in the calculation. • Application deadlines for this stream will be published on the Creative Saskatchewan website (www.creativesask.ca). • Unsuccessful applicants are eligible to reapply at the next program deadline.
Creative SaskatchewanFeature Film Production GrantRolling The Feature Film Production Grant provides financial support to eligible applicants for feature film productions that have secured a relevant market trigger or distribution agreement of fair market value. There are two streams within this grant: Saskatchewan Stream and Service Production Stream. SASKATCHEWAN STREAM •Creative Saskatchewan offers support to eligible Saskatchewan production companies, equivalent to 30% of all eligible Saskatchewan expenditures. Refer to the Eligible Saskatchewan Screen-Based Expenditures document (www.creativesask.ca). •Applicants must be the owner or co-owner of the project and, at minimum, must control a share of copyright proportional to Creative Saskatchewan’s financial participation. SERVICE PRODUCTION STREAM •Creative Saskatchewan offers support to eligible production companies, equivalent to 25% of all eligible Saskatchewan expenditures. •There are no copyright ownership requirements for the Service Production Stream.•Productions must be feature length (a minimum of 75 minutes). •Productions must demonstrate interest from other agencies or a relevant market trigger (i.e.distribution agreement of fair market value). •The production company cannot hold a broadcasting license issued by the CRTC or deal at non-arm’s length with a corporation that holds a license. •Applicants must receive a Producer credit on the final project. •Applicants must have experience as producers of feature films or related experience satisfactory to Creative Saskatchewan and must demonstrate they possess the necessary expertise and resources to complete the proposed production and arrange for its marketing. •Inter-provincial co-productions and co-ventures are eligible, but the applicant company must have a substantial ownership interest in the project. •At the time of submission, applicants must provide written evidence of a relevant market trigger or distribution agreement of fair market value and evidence of a minimum of 50% confirmed financing, unless the project budget is over $1 million, then evidence of a minimum of 70% confirmed financing is required. The Creative Saskatchewan ProductionGrant and federal tax credit calculations may be included as part of the confirmed financing. •Applications must be received prior to the completion of principal photography. •Commercial intent must be the primary purpose and focus of the project.
Creative SaskatchewanMicro-Budget Production GrantOn hiatusThe Micro-Budget Production Grant provides support to eligible applicants for feature film productions at least 75 minutes in length, with a budget under $100,000.00. • Feature length films (of any genre) with a minimum running time of 75 minutes. • Production budgets may not exceed $100,000.00 (exceptions may be given to productions with secured funding from Talent to Watch). • Projects must be written, directed, and produced by eligible Saskatchewan residents. • All phases of production (pre-production, production, post-production) must take place within Saskatchewan. • Applications must be received prior to the completion of post-production (expenses incurred prior to the date of application are ineligible.) • Priority will be given to filmmakers applying to produce their first or second feature film INELIGIBLE PROJECTS & EXPENSES • Projects that have received funding through the Creative Saskatchewan Feature Film Production Grant, Television Production Grant or Web Series Grant Programs. • Inter-provincial co-productions.
Film PoolFilmmaker's Production Assistance ProgramApril 15th AnnuallyGrant support is available annually to independent projects for one of three stages: Production Post-Production Distribution Each year, the Filmpool distributes $10,000 among applicants as recommended by an independent jury of peers ratified by the Board of Directors. In addition, up to $10,000 in equipment & facility deferrals will be awarded under the same conditions.• FilmPool Full members • Applicants retain full artistic control overall stages of the production, retain copyright of the finished production, are able to credit the Filmpool, and provide the Filmpool with a completed version of the film.
Film PoolTrudy Stewart PrizeApril 15th AnnuallyTo support Indigenous filmmakersEligible applicants are filmmakers of Indigenous descent who are full members of the Saskatchewan Filmpool in good standing.
Saskatchewan ArtsIndependent Artists ProgramMarch 15 and October 1The Independent Artists program supports Saskatchewan artists to pursue their creative work and careers by funding creative, professional development or research projects, and the production and/or presentation of artistic works. The type of grant you apply for depends on what you plan to do. The IA program offers three grant types: • Creation • Production and Presentation • Professional Development / ResearchAny independent, professional, Saskatchewan-based artist can apply.
Creative SaskatchewanSasktel Equity FundCurrently closedThe Creative Saskatchewan SaskTel Max Equity Fund provides financial support to eligible Saskatchewan-based independent producers of audiovisual productions. Creative Saskatchewan may invest in eligible projects that demonstrate significant economic, cultural and employment benefit to the Saskatchewan industry, and a high potential of recoupment and profit in the application.• Applicants must demonstrate at the time of application that a minimum of 50% of all third-party production financing is contracted • The project must be made available in a meaningful way to target Canadian audiences within 2 years of completion on any platform including a Canadian broadcaster or subscription video on demand • Productions receiving funding must achieve six points out of ten (6/10) for Canadian content certification;
Government of YukonYukon Filmmaker FundJune 1 December 1The Yukon Filmmakers' Fund provides funding to Yukon film and video professionals. The fund supports people in growing their careers and businesses• You must be a Canadian citizen or have landed immigrant status; and have lived in Yukon for at least 1 continuous year prior to the award deadline.
Government of YukonYukon Film Development FundRollingThe purpose of this program is to encourage the growth and development of the Yukon Film industry through the provision of non-repayable financial contributions to assist with the costs of development of film projects in Yukon. Development is the work necessary to get a project ready to be put on film, and may include acquiring the property, writing script drafts, budgeting, packaging of talent, director and other creative personnel, and obtaining production financing.• An individual who is a Yukon resident and who owns at least 51% of the project. • A Yukon corporation which owns at least 51% of the project and film production is a major, not peripheral activity of their business. • Recipients under this program are not eligible to apply for rebates of Yukon expenditures under the Yukon Film Location Incentive Program.
Government of YukonYukon Film Production ProgramRollingThe purpose of the program is to encourage the growth and development of the Yukon Film industry through the provision of non-repayable financial contributions to assist with the costs of producing a film in the Yukon. Production is the component of the filmmaking process during which the project is being captured on film or videotape, and includes post-production work.• Must be a Yukon corporation which owns controlling interest in the project and Film production is a major, not peripheral activity of their business. • Recipients under this program are not eligible to apply for rebates of Yukon expenditures under the Yukon Film Location Incentive Program.
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